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Past articles by Sarah:

A mother's love for a lost son — the sex offender found dead Saturday

"I know my son wasn't an angel," mother of one of the victims in Saturday's triple homicide → Read More

Hope Connection this year expected to be biggest so far

Annual event to help the homeless will be on Wednesday at the Expo Center → Read More

Jobs at Springfield mail processing center expected to be moved to St. Louis

Most of the functions of Springfield's mail processing center on Chestnut Expressway are expected to be moved to St. Louis in April, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service said today. Spokeswoman Stacy St. John said she didn't immediately know how many jobs will be affected. She said employees will be offered jobs, but most of them would not be in Springfield. "Our facilities are much larger… → Read More

Union for home health care workers reaches tentative agreement on wages

Workers, who provide care for people on Medicaid, would be paid $8.50 to $10.15 an hour → Read More

Former Klansman keeps portrait of Robert E. Lee, sells house, KKK memorabilia

Man who was subject of ricin investigation plans to leave town but isn't sure where → Read More

For auction: House raided by FBI, with KKK memorabilia and portrait of Robert E. Lee

Man says police raid "destroyed my life" and left him no money to live on → Read More

Former Logan-Rogersville teacher pleads guilty in charges from fatal crash

One killed in wrong-way crash on U.S. 60 in October 2013 → Read More

Nonprofit CEO: No plans to close Missouri Hotel any time soon

Executive says nonprofit doesn't have real estate agent or any time frame for closing the homeless shelter → Read More

Plans for innovative Ozark nursing home get state approval

Green House model would give residents more control over their daily lives → Read More

Marshfield reaches "separation agreement" with teacher facing sex crime charges

District will pay accused teacher's salary and benefits through the end of the month → Read More

His favorite animals take 'Mule Man' to his grave

The 81-year-old man, who died Sunday, was known as the "Mule Man" for his devotion to the sometimes ornery animals. He is being buried today in Marshfield Cemetery after one final journey in a mule-drawn wagon. → Read More

Tattoo contest to raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs

Springfield Sertoma adds tattoos to First Friday Art Walk, the evening before Wingapalooza → Read More

Greene County plans to seek search warrants for blood draws at no refusal DWI checkpoints

Cops planning to line up a judge, prosecutor for motorists who don't want to give breath sample at DWI checkpoints → Read More

Mechanics learn what went wrong on jet forced to land in Sgf

Spokeswoman says United Flight 4578 is back in service → Read More

Marshfield school administrators schedule hearing on teacher accused of sex crime

Teacher, now on leave with pay, could be suspended without pay or fired → Read More

Former Ozark doctor surrenders license

Former family practice physician was previously disciplined after criminal pleas in Douglas County → Read More

Man arrested just hours after being released from jail

Man arrested in "rap battle" shooting in August arrested again today after shots fired in north Springfield → Read More

And, the seeds say ... colder winter than normal, less snow

A more scientific study says: Equal chance of warmer than usual, colder than usual or average → Read More

Former Springfield resident seeks answers about flight

Plane descended rapidly after loss of pressure but landed safely → Read More

Candidates in 135th District race have very different backgrounds, views

Democrat Angie Filbeck challenges Republican Lincoln Hough, the incumbent → Read More